Aronsson Leads Huskies After First Round Of Wildcat Invitational

Feb. 25, 2008

TUCSON, Ariz. - Sophomore Molly Aronsson shot a first-round score of 2-over 73 to lead the Washington women's golf team after the first day of the Wildcat Invitational held at Arizona National Golf Club in Tucson, Monday.

Aronsson is tied for 19th on the individual leaderboard, while as a team the Huskies are 14th at 23-over 307 competing against a stacked field that includes seven of the Top-10 teams in the nation.

No. 3 Arizona State leads the field at 3-over 287, while four teams are just one stroke behind in second-place including No. 8 Arizona, No. 15 Oklahoma State, No. 2 Duke, and No. 1 UCLA (4-over 288).

Washington, playing in its 2008 spring debut, is two strokes behind 13th-place Vanderbilt and four strokes behind 11th-place Stanford.

A pair of freshman sit behind Aronsson in a tie for 50th at 6-over 77 in Karinn Dickinson and Anya Alvarez, followed by sophomore Christina Yoon (tied for 73rd, 9-over 80) and freshman Katie Saucier (85th, 14-over 85).

Duke's Amanda Blumenherst leads the individual leaderboard at 3-under 68. She has a one-shot lead over Stanford's Mari Chun who shot a 2-under 69 in the first round. Six players are tied for third at 1-under 70.

The Wildcat Invitational continues with the second-round on Tuesday and wraps up with the final round on Wednesday. Live scoring for the event is available at golfstat.com.

Arizona Wildcat Invitational
Arizona National Golf Course; Tucson, Ariz.

Team Results (First Round)
1. Arizona State +3 (287)
2. Arizona +4 (288)
2. Oklahoma State +4 (288)
2. Duke +4 (288)
2. UCLA +4 (288)
6. Auburn +8 (292)
7. Pepperdine +9 (293)
8. Southern California +12 (296)
9. California +13 (297)
10. New Mexico +14 (298)
11. Stanford +19 (303)
12. Texas +20 (304)
13. Vanderbilt +21 (305)
14. Washington +23 (307)
15. BYU +25 (309)
16. UNLV +41 (325)

Individual Leaderboard (First Round)
1. Amanda Blumenherst, Duke -3 (68)2. Mari Chun, Stanford -2 (69)
3. Tammy Clelland, Oklahoma State -1 (70)
3. Tiffany Joh, UCLA -1 (70)
3. Alejandra Llaneza, Arizona -1 (70)
3. Juliana Murcia, Arizona State -1 (70)
3. Glory Yang, UCLA -1 (70)
3. Shannon Yocum, California -1 (70)
9. Jodi Ewart, New Mexico E (71)
9. Taylore Karle, Pepperdine E (71)
9. Jennifer Osborn, Arizona State E (71)
9. Jaclyn Sweeney, Oklahoma State E (71)
9. Alison Walshe, Arizona E (71)

Washington Results (First Round)
14th. Washington +23 (307)
T19. Molly Aronsson +2 (73)
T50. Karinn Dickinson +6 (77)
T50. Anya Alvarez +6 (77)
T73. Christina Yoon +9 (80)
85. Katie Saucier +14 (85)

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